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Eileen Myles by Mapplethorpe
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Eileen Myles by Mapplethorpe

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Me skimming through my least favourite parts of a book. (Awkward sex, animal cruelty, tedious monologues.)

Me skimming through my least favourite parts of a book. (Awkward sex, animal cruelty, tedious monologues.)

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books0977:

Miss Marple reading on train. From Miss Marple Novels. Agatha Christie. The Folio Society. Illustrations by Andrew Davidson.
Davidson is a long-established illustrator and traditional wood engraver. For this new 4-volume set, he has created beautiful, nostalgic images while using unusual angles and perspectives to add suspense.

books0977:

Miss Marple reading on train. From Miss Marple Novels. Agatha Christie. The Folio Society. Illustrations by Andrew Davidson.

Davidson is a long-established illustrator and traditional wood engraver. For this new 4-volume set, he has created beautiful, nostalgic images while using unusual angles and perspectives to add suspense.

(via womenreading)

theatlanticcities:

Why a brand-new $10 million library has been sitting empty for months.
[Image: “Settle the Northside Library Funding Issue Now”/Facebook]

theatlanticcities:

Why a brand-new $10 million library has been sitting empty for months.

[Image: “Settle the Northside Library Funding Issue Now”/Facebook]

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“I sometimes get asked: “How come the men in your stories don’t have such strong characters?” And I’m like: “I don’t care.” I just want to find out about all the different lives a woman can live. But my feminism has never been against men. It’s not erasure; it’s just they’re not the focus. In real life, they’re quite nice.”

—   Helen Oyeyemi responding to the question “Do you prefer to write about women?” in this interview.

Biff! Bap! Bop!

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unephotonoire:

Original vintage press photo showing two students studying while incarcerated at the Baltimore City jail in 1964. The students had been protesting segregation at a local theater and were arrested.

unephotonoire:

Original vintage press photo showing two students studying while incarcerated at the Baltimore City jail in 1964. The students had been protesting segregation at a local theater and were arrested.

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Cheerful holiday reading.

"…I live in the margin as a writer."

INTERVIEWER

Do you regret anything about coming to the United States?

JIN

No, it’s hard to uproot yourself and really become yourself in another soil, but it’s also an opportunity, another kind of growth. The United States is a great country. I’ve been able to survive as an individual and live as a relatively free man. I’ve been left alone to do my own work, to live my own life. 

But I live in the margin as a writer—between two languages, two cultures, two literatures, two countries. This is treacherous territory. If I’d written War Trash or even Ocean of Words in Chinese and published them in Chinese originally, those books might be embraced as genuine literature in China. But because I wrote them in English they were banned. A writer in my situation has to have a body of work, not just one or two books, to become significant. And in every book I have to find a new style. I would feel more at home if I wrote in Chinese, that’s clear. But I’ve been doing it in English for so long I can’t switch. Life’s just too short for that.

Paris Review, Ha Jin, The Art of Fiction no. 202

fishingboatproceeds:

Waterstones new delivery service: OWLS.

I was kind of excited about drones, but this news sends me into transports of joy.

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